Welcome to the website for CAMRA Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches

The aims of the Campaign for Real Ale - CAMRA are:

CAMRA is a non-profit, consumer organistion with 169171 members.  The aim of this website is to act as a portal for all eleven CAMRA branches located in Scotland and Northern Ireland. With over 200 local CAMRA branches throughout the UK, CAMRA Scotland and Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) is one of 16 regional areas and represents a steadily increasing membership in excess of 5000.


Members' Weekend Poster linkMembers' Weekend 2015

Nottingham CAMRA will host the 2015 Members' Weekend 17-19 April.  The city of Nottingham boasts a fantastic selection of real ale pubs and numerous breweries are located in the immediate vicinity.  The weekend provides an opportunity to discuss campaign issues, share ideas with members from other branches, visit pubs and breweries and of course, enjoy excellent ale.  Attendance is open to all members and full details can be found by clicking on the image to the right.

 

 

 

 


Mild in May

A picture of the Mild in May train

To celebrate the Mild in May campaign, Forth Valley CAMRA has organised a fantastic Ale Trail by Rail involving a number of pubs within the branch area over 3 days, 8-10 May.  Shown below is a suggested itinerary for Saturday the 9th May which has been designed to allow approximately 1 hour at each station.  However, as train services are frequent, the schedule is fairly flexible and may vary on the day.  Many thanks go to Jonathan Harris for liaising with all the pubs involved.

Mild in May Rail Ale Special

Calling at

Arrive

Depart

Pub

Address

Notes

Dunblane

1144

1207

 

1305

Riverside*

Tappit Hen

7c Stirling Rd, FK15 9EP

Kirk St, FK15

From Glasow at 1048 / From Edinburgh at 1103

Bridge of Allan

1308

 

 

1401

Allenwater Brewhouse

Old Bridge Inn*

Queens Ln, FK(9 4AY

2 Inverallan Rd, FK9 4JA

 

Stirling

1405

 


 

 

1507

Crossed Peels

No 2 Baker Street*

Portcullis

8 Spittal St, FK8 1AT

2 Baker St, FK8 1BJ

Castle Wynd, FK8 1EQ

 

Larbert

1516
1616
Station Hotel* Foundry Loan, FK5 4AW  

Falkirk Grahamston

1624
1724

Behind the Wall*

Carron Works

New Market Inn

14 Melville St, FK1 1HZ

12 Bank St, FK1 3HB

Upper Newmarket St, FK1 1JH

 

Linlithgow

1738

Four Mary's

Platform 3*

Star & Garter

West Port

65-67 High St, EH49 7ED

1 High St, EH49 7AB

1 High Port, EH49 7AB

18-20 West Port, EH49 7AZ

May be closed for refurbishment

 

 

 

*indicates closest to the station

A printer friendly version of the itinerary is available here.


Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) Meeting

An image of the Beehive Inn

The next SNIB meeting is on Saturday 23rd May starting at 1300.  It will hosted by Edinburgh & SE Scotland CAMRA in the Beehive Inn, Grassmarket, Edinburgh which is about a 15 minute walk from Waverley Station.  All members are invited to attend.

 


Scotland & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA Pub of the Year, the Steam Packet Inn, Isle of Whithorn, has won the overall Scotland and Northern Ireland Branches (SNIB) Pub of the Year 2014 award. A very well deserved award for Alastair Scoular and his staff.

A photograph of the Steam Packet Inn in the Isle of Whithorn

 


40 Years of CAMRA in Scotland

On Saturday 13th September 2014, CAMRA members assembled at Callum's in Johnstone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CAMRA in Scotland.

40th Anniversary Logo

  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon
  • Photo taken by Stuart McMahon

 

 

As part of the ongoing celebrations to recognise 40 years of campaigning in Scotland, members of CAMRA branches througout the country have contributed their thoughts and reminiscences resulting a unique publication.  Members in Scotland will receive an electronic version via email in due course and hard copies will be available at beer festivals in Scotland during the remainder of the year.  Meanwhile, an online version of the magazine can be viewed using the link below.

 


Dark Moor logoChampion Beer of Scotland 2014

At the recent Scottish Real Ale Festival, Dark Moor from the Kelburn Brewing Company won the coveted title of Champion Beer of Scotland 2014.  .Dark Moor, a 4.5% ABV Old Ale, is described in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide as ‘A dark, fruity ale with undertones of liquorice and blackcurrant'

Dark Moor also achieved success competing in CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2013, taking Gold in the Old Ale/Strong Mild class and Bronze in the competition overall.

Kelburn’s success today at the Festival is the culmination of months of CAMRA branch recommendations and tasting sessions in the quest to find the best beer in Scotland!

Runner up in this year’s competition was the Ayr Brewing Company’s Rabbie’s Porter, while third place went to the Fyne Ales’ Jarl.